Nature Parks

The Banias Waterfall

The Banias Waterfall is, without a doubt, the most impressive waterfall in the land of Israel. The Banias Spring comes out of the foot of Mount Hermon, flows for a powerful 3.5km and becomes the waterfall. The name of the site is due to the temple of Panias (Banias in Arabic), the remnants of which can be observed today in the five niches carved into the cliff wall near to the Banias cave, which one can reach via a stepped path. Additionally, there are remains of a Temple built by Herod the Great in front of the cave. The marked trail to the waterfall takes about ninety minutes and difficulty-wise the route is a slightly strenuous one. 150m into the trail one crosses the Govta Stream, which flows under a Roman bridge. 350m further along is the Officer’s Pool where one can see Capoeta damascena fish. Plane trees, poplars and willows stand along the side of the stream and Mediterranean woodland species are found on the slopes. A beautiful trail at any time of the year. It is forbidden to enter the water anywhere in the reserve.



address: to the springs: 3km east of Kibbutz Snir on Road 99, to the waterfall: 2km east of Kibbutz Snir on Road 99.

phone: 04-690-2577 / 04-695-0272

Open Hours: Apr-Sep 8:00-17:00, Oct-Mar 8:00-16:00, Fri & Holiday Eves: Site closes an hour earlier.

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Charlotte Noris

Hello reader. My name is Charlotte Noris and I am sure that you will definitely enjoy my blog. Do you know why? All because on the pages you will see bright and colorful photos, as well as useful information. My husband and I are freelancers, so we can travel at any time of the year. For myself, I most often plan tours in advance, but it also happens that the trip turns out to be spontaneous when I see an interesting place and a nice price. At the age of 35, I have visited more than 30 countries and do not plan to stop there. I want to visit all continents and the most secret corners of our planet.

3 thoughts on “The Banias Waterfall

  • Beautiful, Clean, Well Preserved, PARADISE MUST GO
    Beautiful, Clean, Well Preserved, PARADISE. MUST GO

  • Thankyou for this practical advice on what is usually an overlooked topic. Mind if I share this with my people?


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